By keeping debris out of your Huntersville, NC gutters in the first place, you ensure that your gutters will never clog again.
Gutters in Huntersville – Gutters are an essential component of any home’s protection against the elements. Not only do gutters protect your home from excess rainwater, but they are important for your foundation, your landscaping, and many other parts of your home. However, gutters need to be properly protected in order for them to perform optimally. Gutters that are damaged, clogged, or not maintained properly can overflow with water, causing problems with runoff, water backups under the eaves and shingles, even mold growth. Here at G&S Contracting, Inc., we want to help protect you with proper gutter maintenance as well as suitable gutter protection.
In areas with large numbers of deciduous or pine trees, the potential for these leaves or needles to travel from tree to roof to gutters to downspout may cause the gutters to clog or overflow during periods of intense rain, storms, or wind. The risk from clogged gutters might seem low under most circumstances, but homeowners who have faced these issues before can attest that damaged or overflowing gutters are no laughing matter. Overflowing or clogged gutters can cause leaks at multiple points in the drainage system, from the downspout to the gutter drop, along the box, and can even cause water to back up under the roof line and into your attic, which leads to a host of other problems. Luckily, we at G&S Contracting, Inc. can help you with your gutters and gutter maintenance problems!
Keep Your Gutters in Good Shape with These Tips
To keep your gutters in good shape, follow these guidelines:
- Trim trees and bushes regularly so leaves and branches do not fall directly into your gutters.
- Plan on cleaning out your gutters at least twice a year to remove debris.
- If critters or birds have made a home for themselves in your gutters, plan on cleaning them as soon as possible.
- When you clean your gutters, watch for signs of leaks or other problems.
- Make sure your gutters are securely attached to your home and repair loose or sagging gutters as-needed.
- Clean your downspouts regularly so water has somewhere to go after making its way through your gutters.
Water damage from problems with gutters is easily avoided with the Leaf Solution gutter guard. The innovative design, stainless steel construction, and ability to be integrated with your existing gutters mean that it takes less time and effort to install the guards. By providing only enough space for water to enter the gutters, you cause leaves and other debris to be washed or blown right over top of the gutters and off of the roof.
In addition to adding protective shields to your gutters, you can protect your gutters in other ways. One of the best things you can do is have a professional company like ours routinely check and clean your gutters. This will help keep things like tree branches, leaves, and old or damaged gutters from becoming potential flood or problem areas. Gutters can be damaged without your knowledge, so routine and consistent professional maintenance checks are a great step for their protection.
Another thing that you can do is observe your gutters safely from the ground and look for issues like sagging, bending, dents or flooding on rainy days. Gutters can start to pull away from the roof if not properly maintained, but with the help of professionals like ours, you can get them securely fastened once more.
By keeping debris out of the gutters in the first place and taking proper preventative maintenance measures, you ensure that your Huntersville, North Carolina gutters will never clog again! In the unlikely event that debris becomes caught near or on top of the gutter guard, it can be easily removed from the surface. To learn more about the amazing Leaf Solution gutters, call us at G&S Contracting, Inc. today!